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Frances Hunter collection

  • Collection
  • 1972

The collection is comprised of an envelope addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hunter (Frances Hunter) from Esme Davis, and is decorated with a painting by Davis. Davis, who was born in France, attended St. Martin's School of Art in London and the Royal Academy, before relocating to Victoria (British Columbia) in 1949.


File consists of 48 buttons with feminist slogans, political statements, and that promote events. Some of the buttons include International Women's Day, BC Union, F.A.K.E Women Unite; Kamloops Women’s Centre; Feminists against Vander Zalm; Stop Apartheid; Speak out for Choice on Abortion; Take Back the Night; Stop Harper; Labour Canada Women’s Bureau; and Canadian Labour Congress.

Newspaper clippings

File consists of clippings featuring women's activism, events, and groups, primarily from Kelowna newspapers.

Event programmes and flyers (2)

File consists of programmes and flyers for lesbian and women centered events across BC. Events include a Benefit for Lesbianews 1991; Dykes thru the ages fashion show & tea 1993; Lesbian Seder 2019; Women Take back the Night 1994; Oldtimers Dance; Women Studies Association of BC conference 1978-1980; and other concerts, dances, movie nights, comedy shows, and galas.

Event programmes and flyers (1)

File consists of programmes and flyers for lesbian and women centered events, predominantly in Victoria and Vancouver. Events include Cinecenta movie night; Victoria Pride Society T-Dance; Gay Games III & Cultural Festival Vancouver 1990; OutLoud workshop event 1994; Regional lesbian-feminist conference 1989; Nice Girl Bad Girl art exhibition with Sheila Norgate; Foxy Frances and the Vixens cabaret 1989; International Women’s Day 1987, 1989-1991; LesbiAntics Festivals 1994-93; Vancouver’s 1st Women’s Music Festival 1988; Wyrd Sisters concert at UVic 1999; Bold Fest 2013; Person’s Day Breakfast Victoria 1995; Everywomans Books 20 years Gala reading McPherson Playhouse; and other dinner theatre, comedy shows, and concerts.

Tickets, bookmarks, business cards, stickers

File consists of various event tickets, bookmarks, business cards, and small ephemeral items. Some organizations and items represented include Everywomans books bookmarks; gala dance cards; Kelowna Women’s Resource Centre cards; This Exploits Women stickers; and a National Action Committee on the Status of Women Shocking Pink Paper 1997.


Series consists of ephemera and promotional materials including flyers, posters, clippings, and buttons with feminist political statements and that advertise women centered events.

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